Rice Genetics Newsletter, Vol. 25
Table of Contents


Table of Contents ............... 1

Members and Committees of the Rice Genetics Cooperative
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Meeting Report of the Rice Genetics Cooperative(RGC)
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Announcement of Cessaion of Rice Genetics Newsletter Publication
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Announcement of Rice Gene On-line Submission System
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A. Report of the Committee on Gene Symbols(Y. Nagato and A. Yoshimura)
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Research Notes

I. Varietal Differentiation and Evolution

  1. Development of a series of chromosome segment substitution lines in a Chinese elite rice background, by J. M. Bian, L. L. Liu, L. Jiang, Y. H. Xiao, H. K. Wu, H. Q. Zhai and J. M. Wan ............... 8

  2. Study of variations of the rice variety NERICA 2, by P. K. Kouakou, N. Yoboue, L. M. Don, B. F. Tano, K. Mangoua............... 10

II. Genetics of Morphological and Yield Traits
  1. Mapping of the ABERRANT SPIKELET 1(ASP1) gene in rice, by A. Yoshida and H.-Y. Hirano ............... 12

  2. Characterization and mapping of multiple shoot1, by H. Tazuke, N. Sentoku, H. Kitano, J.-I. Itoh, M. Kusaba and Y. Nagato ............... 14

  3. Spr5(t), a spreading panicle gene from Oryza glaberrima, by Y. Xu, J. W. Zhou, F. Hu, P. Xu, X. Deng, J. Li, G. Ren and D. Tao ............... 16

  4. Morphological and SSR characterization of four strains of Dandong weedy rice(Oryza sativa L.), by Y. -F. Shi, W. -X. Wang, S. -N. Xuan, J. Chen, J. -Y. Zhuang, J.-I Wu ...............18

  5. A novel semi-dwarf mutant mutagenized with ion beam irradiation controlled by a dominant gene, SD-d(t), by B. –M Liu, Y. –J. Wu, J. –P. Tong and J. -D. Wu ............... 20

  6. Location of QTLs controlling panicle exsertion in rice (Oryza sativa L.), by Y. Dong, H. Zuo, K. Xiao and J. Xu............... 23

  7. Characterization and mapping of the CROWN ROOTLESS2 gene, CRL2, in rice, by Y. Yamamoto, Y. Inukai, H. Kitano, T. Sazuka and M. Matsuoka............... 25

  8. Mappring and characterization of the rice gene, CLUB-SHAPED EMBRYO3, CLE3, by K. Imamura, Y. Nagato, M. Matsuoka, H. Kitano and T. Sazuka............... 27

  9. Mappring of Small and Round Seed 2(SRS2) gene in rice, by Y. Abe, H Kitano, T. Ando, I. Kono, M. Yano and Y. Iwasaki............... 30

  10. Genetic analysis and molecular mapping of a rolled leaf gene, rl 11(t), in EMS-induced IR64 mutant, by Y. –F. Shi, J. Chen, W. Q. Liu, Q. –N. Huang, B. Shen, H. Leung and J.-I. Wu ............... 32

  11. Identification of a locus for panicle second branch characteristics in rice, by S. K. Jiang, X. J. Zhang, Z. J. Xu and W. F. Chen............... 34
III. Genetics of Physiological Traits and Others

  1. Mapping QTLs for deficiency phosphorus response to root-growth of rice seedling, by Y. J. Zhang, Y. J. Dong, J. Z. Zhang, K. Xiao, J. L. Xu, H. Terao............... 36

  2. Identification and mapping of tightly linked SSR marker for aroma trait for use in marker assisted selection in rice, by M. S. Madhav, M. K. Pandey, P. R. Kumar, R. M. Sundaram, G. S. V. Prasad, I. Sudarshan and N. S. Rani............... 38

  3. Response of rice genotypes to cold temperature in boro season, by V. Tiwari, S. K. Rautaray, U. D. Singh............... 40

  4. Screening of pullulanase deficient mutant of rice, by Y. Toyosawa, N. Fujita, A. Nishi, Y. Nakamura and H. Satoh............... 42

  5. Expression profiling of metal homeostasis related candidate genes in rice (Oryza spp.) using semi quantitative RT-PCR analysis, by G. Chandel, S. Banerjee and S. B. Verulkar ............... 44

  6. Glup4 gene encodes small GTPase Rab5a in rice, by M. Satoh-Cruz, M. Ogawa, H. Satoh and T. Kumamaru............... 48

  7. Mapping of gametophytic pollen serility mutant loci, gps4, gps5, gps6 and gps12 in rice, by Y. Yamagata, M. Watanabe, K. Doi and A. Yoshimura............... 50
IV. Genetics of Disease and Insect Resistance

  1. Molecular mapping of a recessive bacterial blight resistance gene derived from Oryza rufipogon, by K. Sujatha, P. Natarajkumar, G. S. Laha, B. C. Viraktamath, C. S. Reddy, B. Mishra, S. M. Balachandran, T. Ram, K. Srinivasarao, Y. Hari, P. B. Kirti and R. M. Sundaram...............52

  2. Identification of a dominant bacrerial blight resistance gene from Oryza nivara and its molecular mapping, by P. Natarajkumar, K. Sujatha, G. S. Laha, B. C. Viraktamath, C. S. Reddy, B. Mishra, S. M. Balachandran, T. Ram, K. Srinivasarao, Y. Hari and R. M. Sundaram............... 54


  3. Identification of a new gene introgressed from Oryza brachyantha with broad-spectrum resistance to bacterial blight of rice in India(table), by T. Ram, G. S. Laha, S. K. Gautam, R. Deen, M. S. Madhav, D. S. Brar and B. C. Viraktamath............... 57

  4. Inheritance of bacterial blight resistance in the landrace Acc. 32753, by P. Natarajkumar, K. Sujatha, G. S. Laha, B. Mishra, B. C Viraktamath, K. Srinivasarao, Y. Hari, S. M. Balachandran and R. M. Sundaram............... 62

  5. Mapping of genetic locus associated wigh resistance to brown planthopper ina line derived from the cross Oryza sativa × O. minuta, by C. A. Kumar, S. Santhanalakshimi, D. K. shirale, P. Srinivas, B. R. Char and P. Kadirvel............... 64

  6. Identification of new genes for Brown Planthopper resistance in rice introgressed from O. glaberrima and O. minuta(table), by T. Ram, R. Deen, S. K. Gautam, K. Ramesh, Y. K. Rao and D. S. Brar ............... 67

  7. Identification of new gene for BPH resistance introgressed from O. rufipogon(table), by R. Deen, K. Ramesh, S. K. Gautam, Y. Kondal Rao, V. J. Lakshmi, B. C. Viraktamath, D. S. Brar and T. Ram ............... 70

  8. A new gene for gall midge resistance in rice variety MR1523, by K. Himabindu, K. Suneetha, V. S. A. K. Sama, C. Cheralu, P. R. M. Rao, J. S. Bentur ............... 73

  9. Mapping of a rice gall midge resistance gene, gm3, in RP 2068-18-3-5 and in silico identification of candidate gene(s), by V.S. A. K. Sama, K. Hiabindu, R. M. Sundarm, B. C. Viradtamath, J. S. Bentur ............... 76
V. Gene, Genome Structure/Function and Methods

  1. Identification of the conserved region in intron 1 of the DROOPING LEAF genes among the species in the grass family, by W. Tanaka, A. Ohtsubo, Y. Ohmori and H.-Y. Hirano ............... 78

  2. Development of SNP markers of starch synthase IIa(alk) and haplotype distribution in Rice Core Collections, by M. Hiratsuka, T. Umemoto, N. Aoki and M. Katsuta ............... 80

  3. A new repetitive sequence, Mitugo, found in the 5’-terminal regions of rice genes, by H. Kajiya-Kanegae, S. Tsuchimoto and Takano ...............83

  4. Prediction of organelle targeting of pentatricopeptide repeat protein and genes tagged with Tos17, by T. Toda, S. Fujii, T. Kazama, Y. Ito and K. Toriyama ............... 85

  5. Epigenetic variation in rice as revealed by methylation-sensitive amplicon polymorphism (MSAP) technique, by K. Sakthivel, K. Girishkumar, V. V. Shenoy, G. Ramkumar, S. T. Kajjidoni and P. M. Salimath ............... 87

  6. Neighboring nucleotide bias around MNU-induced mutations in rice, by T. Suzuki, K. Moriguchi, K. Tsuda, M. Eiguchi, T. Kumamaru, H. Satoh and N. Kurata ............... 90

  7. Applecation of FTA Card technology for identification of transgenes in transgenic rice, by M. Hakata, H. Nakamura, M. Kajikawa and H. Ichikawa ............... 92